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Jan 12, 2013 6:30pm PST
respond or did not know the answer. >>> coming up next, more on title ix. the investigative unit exposes another school ignoring title ix this time involving alleged sex abuse and the teacher. joo [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> welcome back. now more on title ix. a disturbing case, a south bay teacher charged with sexually abusing five of his students while he awaits trial, the investigative unit has uncovered the school district violated that federal law designed to protect students in situations just like this one. >> translator: she loves to read. it's her favorite thing to do. >> reporter: a mother's love for her child felt in her words. >> translator: she is an adorable, pretty child, very quiet. >> reporter: a tie so strong, her greatest pain, witnessing her little girl suffer. >> translator: it's bad. >> rep
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
fiscal issues. on the debt ceiling, it made no sense to risk the full faith and credit of the united states for whatever agenda you have. the business community felt that. the public felt that. and so the fact that they have backed off both -- not only the idea that we should hold debt ceiling hostage, but second that it shouldn't be one for one cuts, you know, boehner used to say that, the house proposal doesn't say that, dollar in cutting for every dollar in raising the debt ceiling. >> would you support a short-term measure to force you to pass a budget? >> i think it should be longer because we don't want to play fiscal cliff every three months. but it's a positive step. >> you never get a clean debt ceiling raise. >> yes, you should. >> that's not a question of whether you should. but historically it's not been the case. >> mitch mcconnell proposed it two years ago and we passed it. but let me say this on the budget. we democrats have always intended to do a budget this year. for two reasons. first, it is not true that we haven't had budget control in effect over the last severa
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Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
investigative unit exclusive. >>> and a rescue at sea caught on camera. a surfer's daring move to reach safety. >>> and good evening, feeling more like spring than winter. we've got some big changes coming our way. not only colder weather, but also rain. i'll detail the timeline coming up. >>> police are hoping you can help identify an armed man who robbed a cell phone and check cashing store saturday night. he was caught on surveillance cameras. police say the man walked into the store holding the gun, just watch, and as soon as he got inside, he pointed it at the employees and demanded money. the three employees were able to get behind a room with bulletproof glass and lock the door as the gunman behind started firing. none of the employees luckily were hurt. the suspect was last seen running from that store. >>> it's been a tumultuous few months at the california national guard. tonight more conflict and back biting. this time, the guard's largest union is questioning the leadership of general david baldwin. >> this follows a series of investigations by the nbc bay area investigative
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Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
in a way that the provisions that we arrive at through talks, will give the united states the satisfaction of what it seeks and will also provide the afghan people the benefit that they are seeking through this partnership and the subsequent agreement. that's not for us to decide. it's an issue for the united states. numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in afghanistan. it's the broader relationship that will make a difference to afghanistan and beyond in the region. the specifics of numbers are issues that the military will decide and afghanistan will have no particular concern. when we're talking of numbers and how they are calculated. afghan interests. >>. >> translator: the government of afghanistan i would like to ask the question in my own language. mr. president, combative mission united states after 2014, how this mission will be, how will it be resembling, resembling the same mission as it was during 11 years? or is there a difference? different kind of mission. those who are in pakistan, particularly the safe havens that are in pakistan, what ki
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Jan 3, 2013 11:00am PST
, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, jon. the students who live in this unit behind me are completely shaken up. they say it was about 3:00 in the morning when some men kicked in the front door, demanding money and marijuana. they made them get down on the floor while they searched for it. >> i've never had a gun in my face before. that was pretty intense. >> reporter: he's scared to show his face and hearing his story, it's easy to understand why. five men broke into his richmond district duplex overnight. >> they ended up getting a little violent with us. hit some of the guys. they kicked me in the throat. >> reporter: it was 3:00 in the morning. after the ordeal, san francisco police spent hours at the scene. they gathered fingerprints from the kitchen knife the men used to threaten the college students and their friends. >> two of the guys went through all our stuff. and there was one guy holding us in the room. he kept asking for drugs and stuff. but we didn't have anything like that. we're thinking this house used to be a grow house or something like that. >> reporter
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sasha told her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 20909. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you very much for joining us tonight. but more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you've shown us since we've begun this long journey together. >> hello, i am jill biden's husband, and i'm delighted to be with you all here. in the weeks and months ahead, we're goin
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Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
-- >> for the 44th president of the united states, his position already cemented in the history books, this was the crowning moment. his reward after a bruising campaign, his entry into the even more exclusive club of two-term presidents. >> thank you. >> the presidents' day started with morning services at the place they call, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential procession left the white house and made its the way to the capitol. a journey of just under two mi
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00am PST
out. >> reporter: a unit in the rear was burning, smoke detectors blaring as firefighters made their way in. >> they went into rescue mode. weren't able to get all the way inside the house. there was one person that was rescued out, a male occupant. and then as they knocked down the fire, they found a female resident in the back bedroom. >> reporter: investigators believe that's where the fire may have started. the woman died at the scene and police say the man rented from the woman. neighbors tell us she was known to smoke often. though early on a cause was still under investigation. >> it's sad. especially when somebody doesn't get out, it's too bad. >> reporter: and i just made a phone call and still no word yet on a cause. the victim's identity hasn't been released yet either but we're expected to have that information released some time later today. reporting live in sunnyvale, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> christie, thank you very much. >>> also in sunnyvale, highway 101 northbound now back open following an early morning crash that just snarled traffic up for more than
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Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, "i'm so proud of him." with the public event tomorrow, why another oath today? the constitution mandates the president's term ends at noon on the 20th day of january. and this year, for only the seventh time, that fell on a sunday. >> i, joseph r. biden, jr. -- >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in separately this morning by justice sonia sotomayor, the first hispanic judge to administer the oath of office. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: at a preinaugural ball last night, the vice president mistakenly gave himself a promotion. >> i am proud to be president of the united states -- >> reporter: together, the president and vice president also laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in arlington national cemetery -- [ "taps" ] -- before the obamas heade
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Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
intensive care unit, and as we have seen from these uptick in numbers, 62% less chance of dying. this isn't over. i don't think we're at the 50 yard line yet. we still have a long time until march and april so i would urge people, disregard that, and remember, two out of three times, you're ahead of the game. >> we're trying to be very cautious here in our tight spaces. nancy snyderman, thank you, as always. >>> now to our weather. and as we said, this won't help. it's one of those really unusual days where things seem upside down. it was 20 degrees colder today in san diego than it was in chicago. we have a live look tonight at the university of north dakota and grand forks. that will get your attention. there are more than 12,000 fans expected to attend a hockey game there tonight. they may have a tough time getting there because a blizzard warning is in effect. just one area where travel will be dangerous, just as we all head into the weekend. our report tonight from nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: pounded by snow and sleet, this weekend, much of utah is under a winter storm wa
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Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
say. investigators now think that's tied to an auxiliary power unit, a battery pack and there have been other emergency landings and problems with electrical systems over the last few months or so. united airlines has ordered inspections of all of its 787s. most aviation experts believe that these are problems with a high-tech plane but they could also start to undermine confidence in the 787. brian? >> tom costello on the latest problem from san diego tonight, tom, thanks. >>> now to an unwelcome surprise for millions of americans this new year, health insurance premiums that are causing sticker shock, double-digit increases in some places, suddenly a whole lot of families are watching this happen in the era of the so-called affordable care act, better known as obama care. we get an explanation here tonight from nbc's lisa myers. >> reporter: as a pediatrician, dr. jan mayzell knows all about rising medical costs but she was stunned to discover the cost of her own health insurance is going up a whopping 25% this year. >> i'm impacting my ability to retire because i'm depleting my
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
lincoln, the party of people who united this country again and again. let's be that. and let's stop trying to be these dixiecrats. it just doesn't work for anybody. >> senator, do you regret some of the comments about abortion in this last cycle, about rape, about what colin powell thought were failed racist comments from the party? >> well, david, the fact that we are losing over 3,000 unborn children a day is an important issue. but republicans or conservatives should not engage in a debate about exceptions for abortions when the other side will not even agree that we have real people, real human beings. we need to fight the battle where it should be fought. life is important. we know from all of the new technology and improved sonograms that we do have a baby. and it's important that we fight for that. but instead of just offering my opinion on some hypothetical debate about exceptions for abortions, we need to move it back and particularly work with the states that are fighting for just the personhood of the child. if we can start there, i think america will move with us. >> all
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Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
bolder. kris? >> reporter: hi there, raj. san jose police response times are up. the burglary unit is no more, nor is the truancy unit that lowered the burglary rate in the daytime hours by rounding up teenagers who were suppose d to be at school and now san jose police say the fact these burglars are striking in the middle of the day and they're coming upon homeowners may mean they're getting more bold. maxine walker's security gate was locked when a man rang the doorbell at her home in east san jose tuesday afternoon. >> he said is michael home. i slammed the door. but i had no idea he'd gone next door. i thought he was really looking for a michael. >> reporter: turns out the man was looking for an opportunity and when walker's neighbor did not answer the door, several suspects broke in. the woman hid in a bedroom and called police. >> yesterday was a busy day for burglaries, specifically in east san jose. >> reporter: four robberies in three hours in the foothill divisi division. in three of them burglars crossed paths with the residents before police could arrive. >> and at least
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
of the apartment units shot at least once. she was taken to the regional medical center and she died an hour later. now investigators are looking at her death as a homicide. at this point there are no suspects. detectives are trying to figure out what led up to this and trying to figure out if she was shot inside the apartment or somewhere else. >> right now they both -- we don't know where the crime occurred so we're going to have to have a picture of what happened. >> reporter: and this is san jose's second homicide of 2013. live from san jose, george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. >>> i and the to take you back to the fire in oakland we showed you at the top of the show. you can see the flames burning through the top of the building. we understand it's a three-story building right off of 880 in a residential mixed use neighborhood. you can see the fire is burning right through the roof of that building. there are lots of firefighters on scene. traffic is moving around the home, and it's butting up against 880. so far we haven't heard any word of any traffic problems. a great amount
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Jan 13, 2013 10:30am PST
these individuals who signed up, about 70% of them, in fact, were from outside the united states. so this made harvard ideas, harvard teaching available around the world. but we also want to use these experiments with online education to help us understand what we might do better in our own classrooms here in the united states and here at harvard in particular. we want to see are there ways we can bend the cost curve using some digital elements in higher education, are there anyways of teach that enable more active learning on the part of students? how do we use the face-to-face in different ways when we also have the digital available? so this is an experiment in transformation, what we believe will be a transformation of higher education in its accessibility but also in how it is undertaken in face-to-face interactions, as well. >> what about students? what are you hearing from students today? where are the jobs? where do they want to work? what are their hopes and dreams once they leave harvard? >> well, there is a very interesting poll that was taken by our undergraduate newspape
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Jan 28, 2013 12:30am PST
reform. nothing has happened in the united states. actually nothing. there's reasons for optimism from the shale. people are excited talking about that. and there's some optimism coming from the easy money, i suppose, still. but i think in the united states, you know, if we get to the consensus, which needs to be 3% at the end of the year, i think that would be good. >> let me ask you about the economy, relative to what's going on in washington. we know this week that the house voted to extend the debt ceiling for a few months. we still face the sequestration and the continuing resolution. how does this play out? >> forever. >> feels like that. >> forever. they don't agree. so we're seeing an overlay of this, you know, one side the republicans, the other side the democrats. and i must say post-election, president obama has become more aggre aggressive. military spending, they don't agree with what taxation should be, title, on and on and on. gun control, they don't agree. and on the other hand, you know, we have this sort of slow economy that makes it more difficult to cut a deal.
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Jan 3, 2013 4:00am PST
think again. he's president of the united states. he's not emperor of the planet. >> reporter: the last time congress fought over the debt ceiling the u.s. saw the first ever credit downgrade. >> it may take a default, another downgrade and the serious economic consequences that flow from it to jolt us back to some kind of reality. >> reporter: a new congress with old issues still undecided. >> and that was nbc's tracie potts. >>> in aurora, colorado, family members of victims from this summer's movie theater shooting are disgusted by the theater's plans to reopen. cinemark plans to show a movie in the theater where 12 people were injured and 58 injured when a gunman opened fire on july 20th. in the letter eight of the victims' families say plans to go back to business as usual are appalling and returning to the theater would be like entering a slaughterhouse. >> none of us are interested in ever stepping foot in that theater, that killing field, ever again. and to assume that we would warm to that idea is really astonishing to me. >> the families say they're organizing a boycott o
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Jan 26, 2013 6:30pm PST
world. he was coach of the united states' first olympic judo squad in tokyo in 1964. over his 60-plus-year coaching, the coach's teams at san jose states have won more than 40 national championships, and he recently received the legend award from the san jose state hall of fame. still, nothing perhaps made him prouder this year than the surprise success of the 2012 olympic games in london of one of his prized pupils. marty malloy won the bronze medal in the women's 57-kilogram category. >>> coming up, you might call her the caped crusader. >> make superhero capes. that's it. >> in the light of day she's a danville mom. behind closed doofrs, she follows her cause -- doors, she follows her cause selling cape after cape. >>> if there's been one theme to the "bay area proud" stories we've done about volunteers, it's that people often begin with something they know well. there was a guy who was good at repairing bikes who now fixes them for the homeless. or the couple who owned a salon giving free haircuts to seniors. barbara cakados broke the mold. she started with something she wasn't go
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00am PST
plate is 5xiu520. at last word, the couple is doing okay. the police department's robbery unit has taken over the investigation. >>> san francisco police are hoping a distinct surveillance video will help lead them to a pair of bank robbers. the suspects held employees at gunpoint was clearly visible wearing a black orlando magic baseball hat and a striped button up shirt. the accomplice guarded the entrance while he stole the money. it happened on the 600 block of gary boulevard. the two got away in a dark colored vehicle. >>> a special community meeting being held and set up to talk about arming some san francisco police officers with tasers. chief greg sir wants to give about 100 officers those weapons in conjunction with new training on how to deal with mentally ill suspects. sir first introduced that proposal after an officer shot and killed a man armed carrying a box cutter last year. opponents of the plan say even though tasers are considered non lethal, they can be deadly. the sfpd not currently using tasers. >>> caltran's crews are working to repair sections of the bay bri
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Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
are a gun violence society. of the 23 wealthiest countries in the world, the united states is responsible for 80% of the gun deaths. >> it was my goth's. she gave it to -- grandmother's. she gave it to my father. my father passed away. i cleaned his house. i have a little kid, and i don't want it in the house. >> reporter: spear says gun control will do little to get the guns already out there off the streets. that's why she says buybacks are so important. the buyback was completely anonymous. the sheriff's department is cataloging the guns trying to figure out if any were used in crimes or were stolen. organizers say they handed out a total of $63,500 in cash today. in san mateo, nbc bay area news. >> that's quite a total. thank you. >>> supporters of new gun control laws also gathered in san francisco today as part of a nationwide effort. >> gun control now! >> the walk along the field drew members of the newly formed grassroots group called one million moms for gun control. they're committed to passing what they call common sense gun control laws in the united states. >> no
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Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
already bills that have been introduced in the united states senate that deal with those three items. the fourth item has to do with people who essentially lie on background checks, they fail background checks. there were over 71,000 people in 2009 who failed on a background check in an attempt to purchase a gun, but only 44 of those folks were prosecuted. so the president is essentially going to order his justice department to say you know what, don't let these people fall through the cracks, prosecute the laws on the books. and interestingly enough, brian, this is something the nra, this last proposal, is something the nra says it supports. we'll see. this is going to be a tough road to hoe in congress, we know that, but one of the things about this, brian, one gun control activist said to us this is the most sweeping gun proposals since 1968, following the assassinations of r.f.k. and m.l.k. >> thanks, chuck todd at the white house. again, the late word on what we will be able to ascertain will be in the president's announcement tomorrow. >>> here's the other piece of this, elsewhere i
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Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
didn't see after he returned to the united states last month threatening to hide under a desk, much to the alarm of the young production assistant assigned to properly him. >> if it's a difficult question, i will get down like this. so i will just be from here to here. that will be it. is that okay with you? thank you. she has no sense of humor. why is that? what is wrong with the world? young people no longer have senses of humor. >> then tried to convince cnbc anchors who couldn't see him, only hear him, he wasn't in miami. >> i wanted to ask whether this was standard. because when i get on, i'm going to say, you know, i'm very glad to be here. >> no one knows mcafee quite the way joshua davis does. long before mcafee became a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor, davis visited the software pioneer in the jungle, watched him play russian roulette twice. and he wrote a chilling piece called john mcafee's last stand. what caused you to be so curious about this man so early? i mean, we were all fascinated when he started to flee and was stressing up as a bettgerman tourist.
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Jan 7, 2013 4:30am PST
star lamar is now in critical condition in the burn unit at st. francis hospital. family members say oliver became enraged when lamar told him the relationship was the over. >> poured gasoline in a bottle. >> police say oliver is 5'10", 155 pounds, and has a haircut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head and fish designs on the other. >>> also this morning, san jose police hoping new clues will help lead them to suspects in the city's very first homicide of the year. officers found the body of a man in front of a home on tripoli anticipate yesterday afternoon. that's just a few blocks from mclaughlin avenue. officers say that man was shot in the head but they do not have a motive for the shootings. he was in his 30s and related to those people inside the house. there were 46 -- a total of 46 homicides in san jose last year, more than any year since the 1990s. >>> in just a few hours from now, an east bay lawmaker will introduce controversial legislation in the hopes of curbing gun violence. skinner will announce plans to file a bill that will tighten laws on ammunition sales i
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
philippines and returned to the united states today. >>> what was a friend gesture is now a threat in local neighborhoods. we hear from people in pleasantpleasant enton that say knocks on the front door is something they fear. >> good evening, we are off of the 680 freeway, it's the neighborhoods that run parallel two miles up that -- where people say they have been targeted with knocks on their doors and not the good kind. >> when no one answered one family's nightmare began. the woman on this home said a while man in his late teens tried to pry and then kick down her door after 11:00 in the morning when her mother-in-law screamed he took off in a white pickup that was spotted a few doors down. >> kind of like he was looking for an address like he was lost. >> this more of three said she is on edge, knowing it happened when it was light out in a neighborhood dotted with warnings of security systems. >> knowing that somebody is that brazen to get through the door or want to get through the door is gut wrenching for me. i mean, i don't want to answer the door. >> and not only becaus
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Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
quote hostage that's worth ransoming, the debt ceiling of the united states government. is that the strategy that you would ransom that here again to force the kind of spending cuts that you think are necessary? >> it's a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future. and that's our excessive spending. >> but you're conceding that that may be the strategy this time? >> well, what the strategy ought to be is we ought to be doing something about the problem. >> well, i understand that. but there are additional problems as well that flow from that. as you know, after the debt ceiling was resolved in the summer of 2011, america's credit rating was downgraded. johningler was the republican governor of michigan and said the following. he said this is to bloomberg news. it's a terribly blunt, clumsy instrument to try to use. it's not a good weapon for anything except destroying our own credit rating. so i understand your views about spending, and we can continue on that. but just as a matter of how you tr
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Jan 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
. >> one of the lawyers suing mcafee accused him of leaving the united states to avoid paying a huge judgment in that ca case, but whatever his motivation by 2009 mcafee had re-settled in belize and he wanted david faber to tell the world he was back in business. >> i'm an impatient sort of person when it comes to business, and i'm able to do things, you know, very quickly, very freely and without incumbrance. so this is the place. >> to make his point, mcafee set out to show the cnbc crew just what a creative capitalist could achieve in belize. >> this water taxi service, up and running in just two months. these ultra lights, that fatal crash back in the states was no deterrent here. >> with the new river research project -- >> the crown jewel of mcafee's new start-ups was to be the new river research project. >> when we began this, what you're seeing on this side looked like the other side impenetrable jungle. >> this patch of jungle was being cleared to make medicine from native plants. >> and hopefully we'll be production of fairly unique pharmaceuticals. >> he'd already hired a
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00am PST
morning in the burn unit here at st. francis hospital suffering severe burns to her face and chest. san francisco police are asking for the public's help trying to find her boyfriend, the man they believe is responsible, 22 years dexter oliver. witnesses watched in horror yesterday as he threw a flammable liquid on his girlfriend and then set her on fire. those witnesses include her family. family members say the two had been only dating for about six months and they had what they describe as a rocky relationship. they were arguing near a laundromat on hollister near generjennings when lamar told he relationship was over. >> she had to get out and it was over. she left the laundromat. ten minutes later she was burned. >> reporter: now he's accused of returning to the home to get some gasoline and there were burned clothes in the street after the attack. lamar was seen screaming and running. dexter oliver is 5'10", 155 pounds, distinct haircut. lightning bolt on one side and fish designs on the other. he is facing arson and attempted murder charges. reporting live in san francisco,
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> the nation celebrating as one. but the unity and the president's promise to bring democrats and republicans in washington together didn't last long. >> much of what he said recently essentially suggests that not that he's given up but that he has come to realize that that mountain is a lot higher than he expected it to be. >> the staaled economy another mountain to climb for the president. >> the overwhelming problem the economy is one that president obama has said is still undone. that's his biggest challenge for term two. >> perhaps a sign of the times, the president's second inaugural is much smaller. 10 inaugural balls four years ago. only two this time. and tomorrow what could be his last big chance to tell americans from coast to coast what he can do for them over the next four years. >> of course there are plenty of people around here not excited about this inauguration. a lot of republicans are skipping town. neither former president
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Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm PST
against the united states. are we prepared for that? >> well, i think -- >> as a nation, i mean. >> yeah, i think we are prepared for that. i think it's maybe an inevitability. >> there's another kind of warfare already being waged. remember what hurricane sandy did to the power grid in lower manhattan? a cyber attack would be even more devastating. >> there have been instances of our using cyber warfare, i'm going to say our using it, the united states, israel, against iran. there are also examples of the iranians using it against us. >> there are reports that destructive cyber tools have been used against iran. i'm not either confirming or denying any part in that. but what it should tell you is that capability exists. and if it exists, it doesn't -- you know, whoever is using those, can't assume that they're the only smart people in the world. >> so if we, hypothetically speaking, are using it against the iranians, we have to assume the iranians would use it against us? >> that's a valid assumption. let me confirm that there is disruption -- this was a phrase that may not be
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
investigative unit uncovers how a school district mishandled a federal requirement regarding sexual abuse allegationses. >>> good evening to you. i'm kris sanchez. diane dwyer is off tonight. the search is on for a man accused of a heinous crime in san francisco. police say this man doused his girlfriend with a flammable liquid and then set her on fire. that attack happened earlier today in the bay view district as her family members and strapgers watched in horror. nbc bay area is live at st. francis hospital where the victim is being treated for serious burns. monte, her family hoping that she will pull through. >> reporter: kris, that's right. the victim is here at the burn unit. family members tell me that she remains in critical condition tonight. in the meantime, police have identified her boyfriend as the prime suspect. and he is still at large. >> i just want to know why he did it. she didn't deserve it. >> reporter: family members and other witnesses watched in har reporter this after as the man identified as 22-year-old dexter oliver threw a famable liquid on to his girlfriend a
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST
began to drop off significantly back in 2007. >>> the head of the united nations visits the bay area. we'll tell you why he's here. >>> let's take you outside. a live look at the city by the bay. that's the bay bridge where just like most of the bay area you'll be warmer today. that's good news. bathe in that sunshine. christina loren will be here to tell you about and mike will be here to talk about traffic. back in minutes. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. >>> welcome back on a thursday morning creeping ever so close to the weekend. a live look over san jose. a nice spanning shot where the sunshine will be bathing all of us in warmer temperatures today. christina loren will tell us about how warm it will get in a few minutes. it's 5:23. >>> united nations secretary-general ban ki
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Jan 19, 2013 12:35am PST
white house last week. i met the president of the united states, barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. thank you very much. you can touch me afterwards. it was incredible. >> jimmy: tell him i said hi. >> i went over there, and, you know, you kind of anticipate what you're going to say to the president when you meet him, and he comes up to me, and he shakes my hand, and he looks at me and he goes, "so, how are you feeling?" and all i could say was, "much better now, mr. president." [ light laughter ] i'm not sure what the hell the implication of that was. >> jimmy: yes. >> like i was having an awful day at the white house prior to that moment. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. well, what happened? >> i hate myself. i hate myself so much. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> but it was -- it was pretty -- >> jimmy: really, but he watched -- watched and saw the show? >> no, that's a bold-faced lie. >> jimmy: okay. very good, okay. [ laughter ] >> he invited to us screen it, and he spent about 20 minutes with us. >> jimmy: how did you get into the white house? >> just a security pad. [ laughter
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00am PST
boeing is aware of what happened and is working with customers. here in the united states there have been other problems including a battery fire and fuel leak which prompted the faa to review a safety review of all 787 aircraft. on friday, normanetta joined truck reid and the u.s. ambassador to japan to celebrate the launch of ana direct dreamliner service to tokyo. the first time this airport has had it in years. this new route could inject more than $70 million annually into the economy once the route starts up. it's not clear how long ana will keep the dreamliner grounded. bob riddle, "today in the bay." >> thank you. it's 5:14. a congresswoman wants to change hacking lawses after the suicide death of a popular internet activist. the suicide of aaron schwartz has people debating what's right and what's wrong. >> as we mentioned in the past you could never point to a single cause for a suicide. democratic congresswoman zoe lockran said it's time to update laws. a good number of people say they took advantage of poorly written or old laws to prosecute swartz for downloading academi
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
accusation, the special victim's unit is handling the case. crabtree is still expected to play in tomorrow's game against the falcons. it should be noted crabtree has no previous legal issues, all of this unfolding as the team arrived in atlanta last night. the players and coaches filing off the bus in atlanta and what we don't know is whether crabtree's teammates were aware of the situation before it was made public. it goes without saying, though, this is not the news the niners were hoping for heading into the nfc championship game. this is crabtree's finest nfl season yet. he led san francisco in receptions, targets, and receiving touchdowns during the regular season. he also became the first 49er receiver to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a single season since terrell owens back in 2003. >>> there is no scheduled media availability in atlanta today for the 49ers, so we are not expecting to hear anything new from the team. our coverage continues online for the latest updates on the developing investigation go to our website nbcbayarea.com and search crabtree investigation. >
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Jan 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
% of the people get permanent tax cuts. that is a big deal if you're president of the united states. or even in congress. 1% 0 going to pay more. i would say certainly that's the right policy. so maybe it's not so bad. the problem is that the process was like this permanent divorce court. and you just could not unravel in any meaningful way what's going on, what's going to happen and so you have the brigade of biden and mitch commonly coming in -- mitch mcconnell coming in at the last minute. >> zpwhr and is it in everyone's interests to get something done, the republicans need a legacy to reshape their image or just committed to try to block the president, gloria, at all costs? >> i think they're going to be blocking. and look, the tax issue was the president's turf. cuterring the size of government, making it smaller, is the republican turf. this is where they believe they can gain ground. this is where -- this is their terra firma. president says you are going to do that, i'm going to blame you for shutting down the government. for not paying america's bills. etc., etc. they beli
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Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
they arrived at the apartment complex, they found a woman inside one of the apartment units dead. she had been shot at least one time. they are trying figure out what led up to the crime. this is the second homicide of the year, so far no arrests have been made. >> new at 11:00, a disturbing discovery inside a east bay pizza parlor. the manager arrested for hiding a camera inside a bathroom. police say 31-year-old jason la i -- lasor hid the camera. a female worker called police after finding the hidden cap ra. he was charged with misdemeanor conduct and invasion of privacy. >> now, to a follow-up on a breaking story we brought you at 6:00, a fire ignited by squatters in oakland this evening. drivers of nearby interstate 80 could see the fire as they passed by. police arrested three people that climbed on a nearby rooftop on escape the frames. -- escape the flames. we were told seven people were living inside the vacant house. >> it was abandoned and they were all sharing housing. and they all trained each other how to get out in case of emergency. >> the flames were hard to put out b
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
that precious light of freedom. thank you, god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> well, this year the inauguration fell on the martin luther king jr. holiday. after being sworn in monday, president obama paused for a moment of reflection in front of the bust of the leader at the capitol rotunda. he was joined by the first lady and congressional leaders. >>> but the president wasn't the only one in the spotlight monday. first daughters sasha and malia obama had quite a few scene-stealing moments of their own. malia busted out some dance moves for her mom before the swearing-in. and 11-year-old sasha created an instant viral video by yawning during her dad's presidential address right after a line about education policy. the girls also used their phones to take lots of photos of their family during the event. at one point, malia even photo bombed her younger sister. >>> before leaving the inaugural platform as the center of attention for the very last time, president obama had the presence of mind to stop and take in the moment. >> i'm not going
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Jan 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
. activists say dozens of people were killed. a new report by the united nations puts the death toll in syria after 21 months of civil war at 60,000. that is far higher than even the rebels themselves had estimated. >>> here at home, it is back to school tomorrow for the students who survived that horrific shooting at their school in newtown, connecticut, nearly three weeks ago now. their backpacks, desks and other belongings have been moved to a different school in a town six miles away, where neighbors have rolled out the welcome mat, and their classrooms have been precisely recreated. asked about security at the new building, police today said right now, quote, it has to be the safest school in america. >>> the largest natural disaster of 2012, the record drought, is persisting into the new year. and tonight there's big trouble on the mighty mississippi. it's becoming impossible for barges to move on some parts of the river. nbc's kevin tibbles reports on the cargo that is high and dry. >> reporter: the mighty mississippi. so parched and dry that shipping could grind to a halt by wee
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
games and 3 wins against the 49ers. >> they put together a tremendous receiving unit. you can't pay too much attention to just one guy. several can hurt you. you know, they're good. and they're coming off of a game that gives them a lot of momentum. every regard and show they could run the ball against a very good run defense. and make a lot of plays on the perimeter with their receivers. >> the 49ers have played four nfc championship games on the road since 1970 and have only won one of them. and that was back in 1988, a game harbaugh remembers well, as he was a backup quarterback for chicago, when the 49ers beat them 24-3. as a result, he hopes to repeat as a head coach sunday against the falcons. in santa clara, mindi bach, nbc bay area. >>> how about nhl hockey talk now. quite a sight for the sore hockey fans' eyes at the shark tank. a little more than a week to go for san jose's home opener, crews were putting paint on hp pavilion. the first time there's been physical contact between the players today. >> nothing like playing a game. you have to be ready to, you know, suck a little
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
city's bayview district. 25-year-old starr lamar is now in critical condition in the burn unit at st. francis hospital. she has severe burns to her face and chest. family members say oliver became enraged when lamar told him the relationship was over. >> that's when he poured gasoline in a bottle and i didn't know he was going to burn her. >> police say oliver is 5'10", 155 pounds and has a haircut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head and a fish design on the other. >>> getting ready for his next political battle. president obama announcing today two changes to the national security council. the president is nominating former republican senator from nebraska chuck hagel as the nation's next defense secretary, replacing leon panetta. he also nominated john brennan to lead the cia. both hagel and brennan will face senate confirmation hearings, and republicans are saying both nominees could face congressional opposition. >>> now, hagel would take over for leon panetta who lives in monterey. panetta talked about life after the pentagon. >> the time has come for me to return to m
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Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
bathroom. it lives on surfaces or on food people touch. the current strain hitting the united states is from australia. it's highly infectious and particularly vicious. >> it can stay alive for long periods of time. and can be transmitted easily to anybody. so it's a small environment with lots of people, and it can get transmitted very quickly. >> reporter: unlike influenza, there is no vaccine, so the best way to get rid of it, disinfecting surfaces with bleach and keeping hands clean. meanwhile, influenza continues to hit people from coast to coast. at the medical center in new york, the staff is working overtime to keep up with flu cases. >> our emergency room has been packed. we are stretched right now. 25% of our daily visits are flu patients. >> reporter: it's a snapshot of what's happening in emergency departments and doctors' offices across the country. flu is in the headlines a lot these days. it started with local outbreaks in october and then became widespread throughout the u.s. and today the centers for disease control is reporting 37 children have died from the flu thi
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
united states of america and get away with it. and for that reason, we have made a commitment that we're going to go after al qaeda wherever they are and wherever they try to hide. >> the u.s. can only confirm the death of one american engineer from texas and one british worker at this point. on thursday, the algerian army began its counterattack to liberate the plant that's deep in the desert, 800 miles from the ckacapital. rebels were about to drive the hostages to another country. >>> a man walked on stage and pointed a gas pistol at a politician who was giving a speech in bulgaria today. ahmad gogin, the turkish minority party leader, struck the man before he could pull a trigger. delegates wrestled him to the ground. dogin founded the group of rights and freedoms in 1990. people kicked, punched, and stomped the gunman before he was arrested and taken to the hospital. gas pistols are nonlethal weapons used for self-defense, but experts say they can cause life threatening injuries when they are fired at close range. the man was also carrying two knives. >>> those controversial b
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Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
of interest in the death of a neighbor in belize. he was deported to the united states after faking an illness. he says he's now broke. >>> we're back in a moment to talk about the warriors big night and the 49ers. stay with us. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. >>> you are about to see an amazing nba performance by one oakland high school product right in his own backyard. but first, we're just hours away from the 49ers' first playoff game where things just got real this afternoon. we take you out to the hotel where green bay's players and coaches arrived this afternoon. our cameras was there when donald driver and company stepped off the bus. it's the second time they will play this season as the 49ers won in green bay in the first week of the season 30-22. this morning, san fran
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Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
the status of cancer in the united states, the good news is that the death rates continue to drop. people living with all cancers are living longer, now a 20-year trend. and there's more good news. new cases of lung and colon cancers in both men and women dropped. and breast cancer in women has leveled off. but new cases of liver, pancreas, thyroid and kidney cancers are up. attributed in part to our sedentary lifestyle. >> we don't know the exact factors that cause obesity to lead to cancer. we had a lot of theories, we had a lot of science that suggests what the causes may be. but in reality, we don't know for sure. >> reporter: as for cervical cancer, considered by many to be a medical success story due to effective screening methods and early detection, new cases are down, but other hpd related cancers are up, including oral cancers in men and women. >> women in this country are so fortunate to have pap smears readily available to us. hopefully as our medical community moves forward, we'll look toward applying these types of screening techniques toward other types of cancers r
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Jan 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
you what you and your unit needed pronto. like this sergeant who told us via skype from afghanistan that nearborn had shipped plumbing supplies for clothes washers and hot showers. >> it's really nice to be able to take a hot shower, especially with the weather here. >> reporter: there have been scores of thank you e-mails saying the volunteer workers and suppliers had saved lives. but in a way, he has been a sort of don't ask, don't tell, corner master. >> we have never picked up the phone and called the pentagon and said hey, here's what we're doing and how we're doing it. >> reporter: and they have never picked up the phone and called you. >> no, they have not. >> reporter: in the meantime, nearborn is on duty, 24/7. >> we don't know what the next request is going to be. >> reporter: 15 tons of supplies already shipped. more on the way. mike taibbi, nbc news, oakland. >> that's our broadcast for this friday night. thank you for being with us. i'm lester holt. brian williams will be back on monday. in the meantime, i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today." have a great weekend, ev
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
super bowl crowns. coming up, we will tell you about two of the members of the defenseive unit. both with a unique relationship. reporting from the banks of the mighty mississippi. i'm jim kozimore. nbc bay area news. >> jim kozimore, looking sharp and he will be reporting all week for us. the super bowl bet, dianne feinstein and barbara boxer made a wager. both cities known for crab, if the ravens win, we send them dungenous crab, sourdough bread, and if they win, they will send us baltimore beer. and crab cakes. here is terry white, he is a long time 49ers fan, he is going to his sixth super bowl. he has been to all of them now, courtesy of jed york. he received an e-mail from york and at first he thought it was fake. but it was true. he can thank the article that talked about his five previous super bowl trips. he was planning to watch this at home, now he is headed to the big easy. >> to go to six, i'm totally blessed. it's -- i'm still kind of in shock. to tell you the truth. i just didn't think it was going to happen. >> can you imagine getting tickets to the super bowl courtes
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Jan 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
. you were here two years ago and saw the scenes back then. this was a country united behind one goal, to topple the dictator hosni mubarak but two years on this country is divided, polarized and for the first time many people here fear the violence is actually threatening the country's very stability. the chaotic moments when anger turned deadly in port saeed. outside the city's jail, dozens were killed as protesters tried to storm it to free prisoners who minutes earlier were sentenced to death in cairo. 21 defendants were convicted for their part in a soccer stadium massacre that killed more than 70 fans one year ago. the verdict was read and relatives of those killed last year showed grief and joy. for them the ruling was just. an investigation concluded last year's deadly rampage was not a spontaneous outburst of crowd violence. many believed it was a conspiracy to kill supporters of a popular soccer team whose fans have been at the forefront of egypt's revolution. a revolution that marked its second anniversary yesterday with deadly clashes in cairo and other cities, a scene qui
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Jan 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
, the boy scouts said members and parents would be able to choose a local unit which best meets the needs of their families. it would be a big change for an organization that just seven months ago reaffirmed its ban on gays. the new move follows high-profile expulsions, including jennifer torrel, removed last year as a den leader for her son's cub scout pack in ohio because she's gay. that prompted a protest from an eagles scout in iowa, zack walls, who told the democratic convention last summer about being raised by two mothers. and both barack obama and mitt romney said during the campaign that the boy scouts should change the policy. but tonight, the southern baptist convention says it's saddened by the news. churches sponsor well over half the nation's 116,000 local scouting organizations. >> the boy scouts' national board votes on this next week and tonight's insiders predict it will pass handily and then take effect june 1st, brian. >> pete williams in our d.c. newsroom having broken the story earlier today. pete, thanks. >>> and now to our weather, making news again, specific
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Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
across the united states, and doctors say it's just a matter of time before the bay area is hit just as hard as the east coast. let's bring in nbc's marianne favro, i know the main hospital in boston is at capacity with flu patients. what's happening with our hospitals? >> we're seeing increased activity as well, kaiser hospitals in northern california are seeing an increase with people in the e.r. with flu-like symptoms. kaiser doctors are also receiving more calls from patients reporting suspected flu. that's a trend we're seeing throughout the bay area. a noticeable increase in people reporting flu symptoms. so far this season in california, four people have died from the flu, all of them under the age of 65. doctors here are bracing for widespread cases like hospitals in boston are seeing right now. >> i expect it to come here, too. kids are in school. it's a really good place to spread influenza. i i'm going to expect within the next few weeks to see the cases increase. >> still, we are much better off than the rest of the country. take a look at this map from the centers for di
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